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Return of the Reading Log: March and April, 2020

TweetFiction: The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter by K.J. Charles is a short romance between an ace trans music hall singer and an ace man who works as a fence for the notorious Lilywhite Boys. Both are in danger from an upstart criminal, … Continue reading

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My February Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin is the second of her historical romance mysteries set in Tang Dynasty China. The heroine Mingyu, a highly trained courtesan, discovers one of her highest-ranking clients spectacularly dead and must work with big, … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson is a lowkey romance that takes place just before and during World War One. The hero is a surgeon of working-class Scottish origins, the heroine is an aristocratic-class woman who becomes an ambulance … Continue reading

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My November Reading Log

TweetFiction: Connections in Death by J.D. Robb is 48th in the Eve Dallas series of futuristic mysteries, and yet I bought it and read it and enjoyed it. Formulaic books are great for when I only have tiny bits of … Continue reading

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My August Reading Log

TweetNonfiction: The Rape of Belgium: The Untold Story of World War I by Larry Zuckerman was a slog, but not because it’s a bad book. It was a slog because it’s difficult to read about so much pure, unadulterated fuckery … Continue reading

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My July Reading Log

TweetFiction: For a Readercon panel, I re-read The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein and its three sequels. It did not matter to her that she walked in danger; it only mattered that she could speak and act freely again, and that … Continue reading

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My June Reading Log

TweetFiction: I re-read the entire The Comfortable Courtesan: Being Memoirs by Clorinda Cathcart (that has been a Lady of the Town these several years) series by L.A. Hall, which is very soothing to my nerves. I highly recommend this series … Continue reading

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Steerswoman Series Book Club, Readercon 2019

TweetThis is a spoiler post! All spoilers, all the time, for all four books of Rosemary Kirstein’s Steerswoman Series. Rather than put this off until I feel I can make a beautiful coherent post, I’m just going to post the … Continue reading

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My May Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Shirt on His Back is tenth in Barbara Hambly’s Benjamin January series. I always buy her new ones in hardcover, and the line of unread ones on my shelf is a little embarrassing, so I dove in. Such … Continue reading

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My December Reading Log

TweetFiction: Mile High Murder (A Hannah Ives Mystery) by Marcia Talley was a contemporary mystery centered around two women who take a fact-finding trip to Colorado to look at the marijuana industry, in preparation for creating legislation for Maryland. I … Continue reading

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